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September 04, 2014

Health Tip: Drugs and Foods Can Interact

(HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

Health Tip: Things That Can Trigger Asthma

(HealthDay News) -- You're asthmatic and so is your best friend. But the things that trigger your asthma can be very different.

Females Overlooked in Basic Surgical Research, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Female animals or cells are rarely used in surgical research studies, even though sex differences can have a major impact on medical research, a new study finds.

Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding may help women lose their pregnancy weight and keep it off if they were obese before they became pregnant, according to new research.

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were illicit drug users in 2013, and almost 20 million said they used marijuana, making it the most widely used drug, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Sit Less, Protect Your DNA and Live Longer?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say.

Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women have been given an experimental Ebola vaccine as the U.S. National Institutes of Health launches a much-anticipated trial to combat the often-lethal virus that has plagued four West African nations.

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